Grab your umbrellas -- and maybe a chainsaw -- because it’ll be raining man-eating sharks on your small screen when the third installment of the satirical, made-for-TV Syfy movie “Sharknado” airs on Wednesday. But before “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” terrorizes television near you, find out what shark-themed shenanigans went down in the second disaster flick, “Sharknado 2: The Second One."
The star-studded sophomore film began with sharknado survivors Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) flying to New York to promote their book on how to survive a fishy disaster. However, the plot took an ironic -- and predicted -- turn when their plane flew straight through another shark storm. Many lost their lives (and limbs) during the flight, including the pilots, which meant Fin was forced to land the plane.
Somehow, by some supernatural force, Fin successfully landed the aircraft. But when he went to warn the people of New York about the impending tornado, no one believed him. (Typical, stubborn New Yorkers!) It’s not until the toothy beasts start chomping down on tourists and natives that people begin to panic.
But the chaos only intensified when two sharknadoes converged, creating an even more powerful and deadly storm. Fin decided that the only way they could defeat the airborne ocean creatures was by first stopping the whirling, shark-infested wind. And to do that, he determined that he would need to detonate Freon into the eye of the storm, hoping to freeze it. This would cause the rogue animals to fall from the sky, allowing New Yorkers to battle the sharks face-to-fin on their turf: land.
Ultimately, his plan prevailed. And Fin even managed retrieve April’s severed hand -- the one that was bitten off in the opening scene of the movie. Fin takes the ring off the finger and re-proposes to April. Nothing more romantic than that, huh?
Could this mean “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” will open with a wedding? Fingers -- or should we say fins? -- crossed!
“Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” will premiere on the Syfy channel on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT.